what problems with puppies from a father and sister breeding just once, if parents are healthy? what to look for in the
this is a puppy i may get, what to do? these are scottish terriers
on Aug 9th 2012
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Inbred dogs are much more likely to suffer from recessive genetic diseases. All purebred dogs are inbred to some extent, but a mating like this is much worse odds. Inbred dogs also tend to have less overall vigor, more susceptibility to disease, and a shorter lifespan. I honestly would not buy a pup from this litter, maybe not even if it was free, because you could be looking at a lot of heartbreak down the road. Just because the parents look healthy, you don't know what their genes are hiding, that could be expressed in the pups. Scotties have enough issues as it is.
Bruno CGC answered on 8/9/12. Helpful? / 2
The problem with breeding this close, is that it makes the chances of having problems twice as likely to happen. Many people have done this, but it is something you need to watch and be very careful of when breeding dogs.
Dunkin answered on 8/13/12. Helpful? / 0
Doesn't sound like a responsible breeding to me and you'd be wise to stay clear.
Tyler answered on 8/15/12. Helpful? / 1